ZIS-150 Soviet Legendary Flatbed Truck USSR 1947 Year 1/43 Scale Diecast Model Car
Era : 1946-1959
Scale : 1/43
Material : Diecast
Series: Auto Legends USSR Trucks
Recommended Age Range: 12 Years & Up
The ZIS-150 was a Soviet truck. In 1947 it replaced the ZIS-5 truck on assembly line. Together with GAZ-51 it was the main Soviet truck during the 1950s, judging by their quantity. A tractor-trailer version of the ZIS-150, the ZIS-120N was sold from 1956 to 1957. In 1957, the base ZIS-150 model was replaced by ZIL-164, which differed outwardly only by vertical grille bars and bumper. ZIS-150 was also manufactured in Braşov, Romania between 1954 and 1960 as the "Steagul Rosu" (Red Flag) SR-101 and in China as the Jiefang CA-10 at First Automobile Works. At least one prototype was built in North Korea under the name "Chollima".
Work on a truck that was going to replace the ZIS-5 started in 1945 when it was clear that the war was going to end in favor of the Allied Forces.
The first prototype was built some months later, and entered the test stage, however, its engine proved to be rather unreliable, so a newer engine was developed, and another prototype was built in 1946, which passed the prototype stage. The first production batch of these trucks was built in 1947, but mass-production did not start until 1948. Nevertheless, despite production of the ZIS-150 starting, the older ZIS-5 truck was produced until 1956.
The ZIS-150 also started getting produced in Georgia, by the KAZ plant. Production of the truck soon started in other Communist countries, such as Romania (under the SR-101 name), in China (under the Jiefang CA-10 name) and a prototype was also built in North Korea under the name Cholima, but did not enter production.
In 1956 the ZiS factories were modernized and renamed to ZiL, due to De-Stalinization, and the truck was renamed to ZIL-150. In 1958 the truck's production ended and the model was replaced by the ZIL-164. Production in China continued until 1986.